Shocking? More London lives are shortened by pollution

What's the solution?



Yet we are still driving our children to and from school. Poisoning them

What's the solution?


We want to create traffic exclusion zones around schools, morning and afternoon


No cars, cleaner air and space to play at the start and end of the school day


Latest play news (page 1 of 24)

Here's the lowdown on what's happening right now with play in London... along with news from beyond the M25 that might affect how, where and how often children play within its confines. If you want news relating to London Play, choose from the menu on the left.


Time to quit THE two-a-day habit?

by Fiona on March 08, 2017

08 March 2017 I London Play

On National No Smoking Day, London Play is campaigning for exclusion zones to be established around schools to prevent children from being exposed to a greater public health risk - pollution.

Neighbourhood trust holds key to play

by Fiona on January 11, 2017

11 Jan 2017 I News Medical

Hard evidence that parents who are concerned about their neighborhoods restrict their children's outdoor play has been published for the first time. 

Future cuts to play 'a concern'

by Fiona on January 10, 2017

10 January 2016

The latest assessment of children's rights in England has highlighted the threat to children's play opportunities posed by future funding cuts. 

English kids get a 'D' for deskbound

by Fiona on November 17, 2016

17 November 2016

England has been given a 'D minus' for levels of physical activity achieved by children and young people in a new report.

East End playground, West End award

by Fiona on October 27, 2016

27 October 2016

Roman Road today won the prestigious title of London's Adventure Playground of the Year at a high octane event in the West End

Deptford ain't havin' it!

by Fiona on October 14, 2016

13 October 2016

LEWISHAM: The Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden - an oasis for play, nature and community in the heart of Deptford - has won a last-minute reprieve from developers.

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